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Boko Haram Is Recruiting More Children Fighters – Nigerian Army

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The Nigerian Army has come out to say that it has been studying the video of the Islamic State West Africa Province children fighters executing its personnel.

In the video, a man in the Nigerian Army uniform, who claimed that he was with the army special forces, was shot twice in the head by a boy of about 12.

According to the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the action of the terrorists has been a long time practice in terrorism across the world, and they must be stopped.

He added that the terrorists are trying to embark on recruitment drive with the video, as many of their fighters have already surrendered to troops.

His words, “We are studying the video. However, the action of the terrorists has been a long time practice in terrorism across the globe.”

β€œThey have always taken advantage of the vulnerable in society, particularly women and children, to advance their evil cause.”

β€œRecall that the terrorist groups, ISWAP/Boko Haram, have in the past used women and children as suicide bombers. They have also conscripted children and minors, who they engage as child soldiers, and women, who they use as sex slaves.”

“Having been depleted by our troops, the imbroglio in their ranks and the massive surrendering of Boko Haram, the terrorists in a desperate move are embarking on a recruitment drive to shore up their strength with child soldiers, who they can easily indoctrinate, manipulate and cheaply manage financially.”

β€œWe have raised this alarm before now and have since commenced sensitisation in the North-East to guard against and block their recruitment drive.”

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